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How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism Sgt. Glenn French - SWAT Operator

How ‘broken windows’ policing devolved into a false narrative of racism

The premise that there is a systemic racial problem in American law enforcement is simply unfounded and without merit - Full Story

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Ill. cop acquitted in beanbag death of knife-wielding man

Officer Craig Taylor said during a bench trial last month that he feared for his life during the July 2013 confrontation at an assisted living facility - Full Story

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Man killed in shootout with Calif. deputies was former cop

Man killed in shootout with Calif. deputies was former cop

Man who was shot and killed after opening fire on a police helicopter has been identified as a former CHP officer - Full Story

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SC man shot by trooper in viral video gets $285K settlement

Officer was charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature in connection to the shooting - Full Story

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Fugitive shot by Fla. deputies after ramming squad, pinning deputy

Officers fired shots at the vehicle in an attempt to stop an armed robbery suspect who escaped from a Tenn. mental-health facility in January.

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Fugitive shot by Fla. cops after ramming squad, pinning deputy

Fugitive shot by Fla. cops after ramming squad, pinning deputy

Officers fired shots at the vehicle in an attempt to stop an armed robbery suspect who escaped from a Tenn. mental-health facility in January - Full Story

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Mont. man shot by 6 officers at hospital had escalating legal problems

Officers were trying to arrest man for violating the terms of his release on a burglary charge when he ran away, tripped and a shot fired from his gun - Full Story

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Mich. officer, suspect shot in gun battle

An officer was shot in a gunfire exchange with a suspect early Monday while investigating a home invasion.

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Mich. officer, suspect shot in gun battle

Mich. officer, suspect shot in gun battle

An officer was shot in a gunfire exchange with a suspect early Monday while investigating a home invasion - Full Story

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Man hit by pepper spray during protest sues Seattle PD

Officers deployed pepper spray into a crowd and used bikes to form a barricade after an officer went to the ground during a Jan. 19 protest.



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